Slips and falls are one of the most common accidents in New York and New Jersey. New Jersey slips and fall accidents can take place in restaurants, in public places, or at someone else’s home. When you are involved in a slip and fall accident that leads to you getting hurt, you might need to undertake the process of a personal injury lawsuit. Determining who is at fault and making sure that you get compensation for your injuries and medical bills can be impossible if you do not secure a lawyer from a skilled slip and fall law firm.
There are some key steps that must be taken if you have been involved in a slip and fall in NY or NJ so that you can seek legal support after the incident. If you remember to take these steps, you will be much more likely to have a good outcome for your case.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
While you might be injured too badly to take some of these steps, you should try to use as many of these tips as you can. The more information you have on hand, the more likely it will be that you can prove that you were injured due to negligence or the actions of someone else.
1. Report the Accident
You will want to be sure that you call the police and that a formal accident report is filed. The property owner could have a reporting system in place, but the police report will provide expert testimony and corroboration of your side of the story that the internal reporting system at a business will not.
2. Photograph the Scene
If you are too hurt to do so, make sure that someone else who is with you takes pictures of the scene of the accident and of your injuries. The more actual evidence that you have of the place of the accident and the kind of wounds or harm that you experienced, the easier it is for your side of the story to be proved later.
3. Secure Witnesses
If there are witnesses, make sure that you speak with them or that someone in your group talks to them to get their contact information. You will want to ask if these people are willing to be involved, but witness testimony can go a long way toward backing up your side of the story.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in New Jersey or New York, you need to reach out to the Law Offices of Peter Briskin today. We can help you to get the compensation that you deserve after your accident. Get your free attorney consultation with us today!